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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (363 reviews)
“ono” (86 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed yesterday

Cute spot on the small main road in Hanalei. Live music and good cocktails. The food was ok. Decent Caesar salad, good shrimp main. Pizzas, meh.

Thank ColoradoLover65
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for the famous Mai Tai. It was close to 5 so they want you to sit at the bar so dinner customers can have the tables. That is fine....but just know it in advance. It was a shift change so service was...More

Thank SageGirl2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for Happy Hour drinks...surprise! happy hour prices were still very high compared to other local bars! Two Mai Tais (not great) and two regular beers (Coors)were over $30! Place shows its age ...well used and dingy. They have a "laua" on Weds nights...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't even eat here as the 1st person we encountered was super rude about sitting us at an (available) table!!! Ended up sitting at the bar for a couple of minutes but the prices where crazy high and the bar tender was kinda rude too...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 days ago

When in Hanilea you have to eat here at least once. We've been here 4-5 times over the years. On the last visit the mac crusted ono dish was great with a vert generous well prepared portion; they make great man this as well. We...More

Thank drastler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a joke : the price are insane and the service terrible. $26 for a 10inch pizza (it’s not even a good pizza), $18 for a burger etc. The service was super slow : they served my dish first and make my friend...More

Thank Remy_Blue13
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were asked for our orders before we arrived and the food arrived quickly. Good job by the staff. After we left we saw the barmaid who was in the movie.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Hanalei, be sure to stop in at Tahiti Nui. Once inside, you might recognize this local bar/restaurant as the one in which Clooney meets Bridges in "The Descendants." Regardless of its movie fame, this is still one of our favorite places to enjoy...More

Thank jmenasco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This placed was recommended to us for local flavor and good food. Tuesday night there was a father/son duo performing and they were top notch. The food was good, but the atmosphere was worth the trip. Friendly faces and people enjoying themselves, the music and...More

Thank Nevin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Tahiti Nui every time we stay in the Princeville area. Food quality is great and so is the service for a small local hangout in Hanalei. Always live entertainment and the menu changes often to keep it interesting. Tahiti hi is one of...More

Thank Jeff P
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Questions & Answers
11 October 2017|
Response from becks5353 |
Tapu and tapu Jr
3 August 2016|
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Response from PapaDave555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, and yes. The details and a link to make reservations are on their website.
22 July 2016|
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Response from HVB | Reviewed this property |
Just go anytime! No need to reserve except for the Luau. I think you need a reservation for that. If you want a great seat for live music maybe get there a little earlier. It's a fun place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6277
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